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OFCA Committees

Board of Directors

  • Chair: Denise St. Clair, Fylaw
  • 2017 Meeting Dates: Feb 17, May 19, Aug 25, Oct 6, Dec 8
  • Meetings are held at the OFCA office from 10:00am-2:00pm

Ohio Primary Parent Advisory Council (OPPAC)

  • Key Topics: Review, education, research and advocacy regarding ODJFS rules and Ohio legislation impacting state child welfare initiatives and best practices for primary parents whose children have been or are at risk of being removed by Ohio’s child protection system. Committee for Succeed support groups
  • Chair: Karen Ezirim, Primary parent advocate
  • 2017 Meeting Dates:  TBD
  • Meetings are held by tele-conference from 10:00am – 2:00pm unless otherwise noted

Advocacy Committee

  • Chair: Denise St. Clair, Fylaw
  • 2017 Meeting Dates: TBD
  • Meetings are held at the OFCA office from 1:00 – 2:00pm

To participate in a committee or work group call or email the chair/facilitator listed below. 

Statewide Committees

Statewide committees work to develop strategies for the development, spread, implementation, and evaluation of policies, legislation  and best practices in child protective services

 

Ohio Grandparent Kinship Coalition (OGKC)

  • Key Topics: ODJFS rules and licensing/monitoring of kinship care issues; state legislation impacting knship care; kinship care practices around the state
  • Chair: Tim Harless, Kinship, Richmond County Services
  • 2017 Meeting Dates: Jan 25 (cancelled), Mar 22, May 24, July 26, Sept 27, Nov 15
  • Meetings are held at: Franklin County Children Services, 4071 E. Main Street, Room 369 
    Columbus, Ohio 43213
  • Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm unless otherwise noted
  • Email: info@ohiograndparentkinship.org to confirm
  • Website: www.ohiograndparentkinship.org

Ohio Adoption Planning Group (OAPG) 

  • Key topics: ODJFS rules and licensing/monitoring of adoption services; state legislation impacting adoption; best practices and tips in post adoption programs; adoption practices around the state
  • Chair: Tiffany Msafiri, Adoption Recruiter, Wayne County Children Service
  • 2017 Meeting Dates: Apr 5, June 7, Sept 6, Dec 6
  • Meetings are held at: Worthington Methodist Church, 700 High St. Worthington, Oh 43085
  • Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm unless otherwise noted
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/OhioAdoption/

Foster Care & Adoption Committee

  • Key Topics: ODJFS rules and licensing/monitoring of foster care programs, independent living, and adoption services; state legislation impacting foster care state child welfare initiatives; best practices and tips in foster care programs
  • Chair: Ann Mitchell, Pressley Ridge
  • 2017 Meeting Dates: Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 16, Jun 13, Jul 11 (cancelled), Aug 15, Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12
  • Meetings are held at the OACCA office from 10:00am – 1:00pm (Must be OACCA member or by invitation only)
  • Website: www.oacca.org

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